Ana Ivanovic Advances Easily, Andrea Petkovic Survives A Scare In First Round Of 2011 Western & Southern Open At Cincinnati

Ana Ivanovic

Ana Ivanovic had no problems dismissing qualifier Alexa Glatch in the first round of the 2011 Western & Southern Open, 6-0 6-2. Ana nearly doubled her opponent’s point total, 61-31 while never facing a break point, much less being broken. Ivanovic broke Glatch 5 times in the qualifier’s 7 total service games. Some might say so what, she beat a qualifier. But I’ve seen Ana lose matches in which she has no good reason to even be pushed, where her talent and ability far surpassed her foe. So I take no wins for granted. It’s a great sign not only that she won, but that she also took care of business quickly, rather than allow herself to get needlessly drawn into a tough match.

Andrea Petkovic

One top player who did find herself working more than expected was Andrea Petkovic. She was down 5-7 0-2 to Jarmila Gajdosova before rallying to send the send set into a tiebreak. Petkorazzi then fell behind 1-4 in the breaker before coming back to take it at 5. Once she had the match at a set a piece, she was able to cruise in the final set, winning the match 5-7 7-6 (5) 6-2.

“I was tired. I just felt so terrible the whole time. I don’t know how I pulled it out, but I’m thrilled that I did. On days like today I feel I suck, really. I feel like I have so many more things to improve, like 156 or more, and as long as I have that feeling it gives me the motivation to practice and get even better.” – Andrea Petkovic

Caroline Wozniacki at press conference

Singles – First Round
(9) Andrea Petkovic (GER) d. Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) 57 76(5) 62
(14) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (Q) Jill Craybas (USA) 63 64
(15) Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. (Q) Alexa Glatch (USA) 60 62
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) d. Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 63 41 ret. (right foot injury)
Shahar Peer (ISR) d. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 64 76(4)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Klara Zakopalova (CZE) 62 62
Sara Errani (ITA) d. (WC) Sloane Stephens (USA) 61 75
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. (LL) María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 75 63
Alona Bondarenko (UKR) d. Ayumi Morita (JPN) 62 46 62
(Q) Petra Cetkovska (CZE) d. Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 26 62 62
(Q) Zheng Jie (CHN) d. Julia Goerges (GER) 62 16 64
(Q) Petra Martic (CRO) d. Elena Vesnina (RUS) 36 76(5) 60
(Q) Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) d. Rebecca Marino (CAN) 75 62
(Q) Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) d. (WC) Polona Hercog (SLO) 60 60
(LL) Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) d. (Q) Monica Niculescu (ROU) 06 76(4) 63
(WC) Christina McHale (USA) d. Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 75 46 61











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